Thursday, July 19, 2012

Radio Prague Today 7.19.2012

Articles posted today

Dana Zátopková recalls past Olympic triumphs

With the summer Olympics fast approaching Czechs are gauging their chances and reliving past triumphs. One of the highlights of these past successes was the 1952 triumph at the Olympic games in Helsinki when 30-year-old runner Emil Zátopek and his wife Dana bagged four gold medals in quick succession. Sixty years on Dana, now just weeks short of 90, recalls their incredible life together and the hard-won successes that made them a household name.

David Rath corruption scandal takes fresh turn

The corruption scandal surrounding David Rath took another set of twists and turns this week as police accused the former Social Democrat health minister and Central Bohemian governor of taking an additional nine million crowns in bribes. Mr Rath is already remanded in custody as police investigate his involvement in a prior affair.